SALIDA, Colo.-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation has received a
grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
to conduct an environmental scan, or study, to increase the number of
breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings statewide. The total
grant awarded was $18,479, which will cover the costs associated with
The Foundation will utilize this scan to identify community resources and
assets and the best ways to reach out to targeted populations to increase
the use of cancer screenings. Community focus groups will be formed and
data will be collected by Julia Fritz, RN, the principal investigator.
The goal is to determine what barriers exist in the Salida Hospital District
for those who qualify for these specific services.
"We are very grateful for the partnership with CDPHE to increase breast,
cervical and colorectal cancer screening rates in Colorado," said
HRRMC Foundation Director Kimla Robinson. "Preventive screenings
are very important because your best way to find cancer early is to get
The HRRMC Foundation provides the hospital with financial support to facilitate
innovative programs and provide state-of-the-art health care services
to the Salida Hospital District. For more information about the Foundation's
initiatives, call Kimla Robinson at (719) 530-2218.
Pictured: Julia Fritz, RN, the study's principal investigator